June 1, 2009
YRT/Viva to offer thanks, treats and environmental information to transit riders next week
NEWMARKET – York Region Transit (YRT)/Viva is hosting Customer Appreciation Day on Clean Air Day, Wednesday, June 3rd to thank riders and highlight the environmental benefits of public transit. YRT/Viva staff at Richmond Hill Centre Terminal and Finch GO Bus Terminal will thank customers for their ridership and support during the morning and afternoon rush hours with refreshments as well as an environmentally-friendly reusable tote bag.
DATE: Wednesday, June 3rd
TIME and LOCATION: 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Richmond Hill Centre Terminal
Highway 7 and Yonge Street (beside Silver City Cinema)
Town of Richmond Hill
*Media Spokesperson will be present at this location
3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Finch GO Bus Terminal
5697 Yonge Street,
· YRT/Viva hosts two customer appreciation days each year to thank riders for their support and to provide one-on-one customer service.
· Hosted on Clean Air Day, the June 3rd event also highlights public transit’s role in reducing harmful vehicle emissions. One YRT/Viva bus can take 40 cars off the road, save 70,000 litres of fuel and keep 168 tonnes of pollutants out of the air each year.
· More than 120 YRT/Viva routes keep residents connected within York Region, as well as with connecting services in the City of Toronto and the Region of Peel. More than 19 million riders used YRT/Viva services in 2008, with an average of 90,000 boardings made each weekday.
For more information about YRT/Viva services, please visit the YRT/Viva website at www.yrt.ca, or call the Customer Service Centre at 1-866-MOVE-YRT (668-3978).
For more information on The Regional Municipality of York, please visit www.york.ca
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Media Contact: Kim MacGillivray, Communications Specialist, York Region
Phone: 905 830-4444, ext. 1209 or Cell: 905 251-6412